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  • City council not giving up on splash park

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    The Lawrenceburg City Council isn’t taking no for an answer when it comes to getting a grant to build a splash park.

    Mayor Sandy Goodlett confirmed Monday that the city will again apply for a $75,000 Land and Water Conservation state grant to build the splash park in the city park located next to the American Legion.

    A grant submitted in 2013 was denied.

  • Krogman named Anderson County’s new fire chief

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Following a months-long search, the Anderson County Fire District has a new chief.

    Patrick Krogman, a retired captain who twice served as acting chief with Newport Fire and EMS in northern Kentucky, was selected by the fire district board late last month.

    A career public servant, Krogram’s career began in 1978 as a volunteer with the Bellevue Fire Department, where was promoted to the rank of lieutenant while serving as a firefighter and emergency medical technician.

  • Can anyone out there pass the Lawrenceburger Challenge?

    Jerry Turner sighed, looked at the small mountain of food remaining in front of him and used a napkin on the table as a makeshift white flag of surrender.

    He isn’t alone. Since Lane’s Diner opened in early March, Turner and about a dozen others have taken the Lawrenceburger Challenge, only to fail miserably.

    “Most people get about half way through before they give up,” said Bill Lane who, along with his wife, Glenda, owns the diner located at Eagle Lake South on US 127.

    That their customers made it that far is amazing.

  • News Briefs for April 8, 2015

    Community Service Day is scheduled for April 17 in Lawrenceburg, organizers announced.

    The date marks the second year for the event, which was declared by a proclamation signed by Lawrenceburg Mayor Sandy Goodlett and designed to encourage residents, groups and businesses to participate in community service projects.

    Project examples include Anderson County Chief Deputy Joe Milam and Lawrenceburg Police Chief Chris Atkins joining forces to restore bleachers at the Alton Ruritan baseball field.

  • Conservation District participates in Business Expo

    From staff reports

    The Anderson County Conservation District recently participated in the Community and Business Expo at the Eagle Lake Convention Center.

    The district displayed a unique, hand-decorated rain barrel and provided instructions on how to make them at home, according to a news release.

    People registered throughout the event to win the rain barrel. Alberta Peyton’s name was drawn as the winner. Board chairman Roy Toney said that the district appreciates her and all others who registered for the giveaway.

  • Barr to investigate terrorism financing, offers bill to protect sex assault victims

    Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) was appointed to the Committee on Financial Service’s Bipartisan Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing, his office announced.

    The task force will be led by Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Congressman Stephen Lynch (D-MA).

    The goal of the task force is to investigate terrorist financing and examine what, if any, changes are needed to upgrade and improve our nation’s ability to deny terrorists the funding they use to carry out attacks.

  • News Briefs for April 8

    Benefit dance and silent auction

    A benefit dance and silent auction for Karen Bishop is scheduled for Saturday, April 11 in Mackville.

    Bishop has been ill and medical expenses have mounted up for her and her husband, Jeff.

    The Stick Tight Band will provide music. There will be face painting, a cake walk, raffles and plenty of food.

    There is a $10 fee, with all proceeds going to the Bishops. The benefit begins at 5 p.m. at the Mackville Community Center.

    For information contact Frankie Wood 502-229-9798.

  • Man OK after pickup rolls over on Mt. Eden Road

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    After being trapped in his wrecked pickup truck for nearly an hour, Mt. Eden resident Dewight Shular stood up, smiled and headed for a nearby stretcher.

    The 75-year-old resident of Murphy Lane appeared largely uninjured after his westbound pickup truck swerved off Mt. Eden Road, skimmed a few trees, came back onto the pavement and rolled at least once.

  • Mt. Eden man survives wreck on Glensboro Road

    A Mt. Eden man sustained what appeared to be minor injuries when the pickup truck he was driving went off Glensboro Road, rolled at least once and ended up blocking both lanes of traffic.

    Dewight Shular, 73, of Murphy Lane was apparently headed west when his pickup swerved into the ditch line, skimmed several trees and went back into the road.

    The wreck occurred near 3415 Mt. Eden Road.

    Shular, who appeared to have a small trickle of blood coming down his left cheek, was otherwise OK after being trapped in the pickup for about 45 minutes.

  • Harrowing rescue on flooded Salt River

    A woman had to be rescued from a residence this morning on Bridge Hill Road in Glensboro after the Salt River spilled its banks and left the home surrounded by water.

    Ruth Wilhoit, 67, said she was house-sitting for her parents when the water began to rise following around 4 inches of rain that has fallen since Thursday night.

    First responders launched a boat from behind a residence off Highway 44 and made their way to Wilhoit, who called for help after a propane tank outside the home broke loose and she could smell gas.